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ROME FOR FOODIES

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Street food and drink, the funkiest neighbourhoods, tradition and the best bites you can have in Rome

You can tell everyone back home that you came to Rome for the history, art and culture, but we know what you are really looking forward to: the food!

And we happen to agree. Rome is so much more than its Forum, fountains and ancient artifacts. In fact, you haven't even scratched the surface until your sightseeing is done for the day and you can get to the real heart of the city - or should we say, it's stomach!

Since the time of gladiators (and in the case of some wineries, even earlier!), Romans have expressed themselves through their hands and their food. You already know about the pizza and gelato, but have you heard of angry spaghetti? How about supplí? From artichokes to oxtail, from traditional charcuterie to a modern treat that dares put a twist on pizza, there's a story behind every dish.

And there's no better place to learn about Roman food than in two of its most traditional and, nowadays, funkiest neighbourhoods: Testaccio and Trastevere. Think the coolest spots in Brooklyn or Berlin, but with an Italian Nonna's cooking thrown into the mix.

Join our food tour through these historical neighbourhoods, where you can admire street art and street food , and learn the history of the area while sipping on a craft beer or Aperol Spritz. We'll visit the tombs of Keats and Shelley, one of Rome's most beautiful churches, and we'll show you a pyramid almost as old as the actual pyramids and older than the Colosseum itself! Our knowledgeable local guide will take you to a mixture of ours and everyone's favourite stalls and fast food joints. And don't worry, we will be stopping for a gelato!

DETAILS

DAYS Every MONDAY, THURSDAY

MEETING TIME

10:30am 
MEETING POINT Outside Piramide Metro Stop
INCLUDED

Your foodtastic local Italy on a Budget guide
At least 16 food samples
3 drinks included
All the info about the delicious food you´ll be sampling
Tour of Testaccio and Trastevere

DURATION 4h
NOTE Come with an empty stomach :-)
COMBO Why not combining our Rome for foodies with the Rome by night? or the Vatican & Sistine Chapel walking tour?

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Our tour starts with a meet and greet outside Piramide Metro Stop, your local guide will be waiting for you and your fellow travellers. It's off to Testaccio Market, a 10 minutes walk in which your guide will tell you everything about the most obvious sight in front of you (Hang on, is that a Real Pyramid!?) and one of the lesser known attractions in Rome, the Non-Catholic cemetery (you will have a few minutes to explore this quirky, tranquil and beautiful spot).

Once in Testaccio, we will start by sampling some traditional Italian Antipasto, cheeses and cold meats, washed down with a glass of prosecco. We will then have three different kinds of Pasta, all Roman, all authentic, all homemade, all delicious!

After that initial feast, what a better way to digest than starting our walk towards Trastevere, stopping by at one of the newest, funkiest joints in town and trying a delicous mix of Pizza, Tramezzino and traditional Roman grub. Because we can, we will have little something for dessert before actually heading to our final destination, the beautiful district of Trastevere. In there, not only we will have one more delicious and lesser know bites, but also the gem on any crown: a gelato in the most famous and respected gelateria in Rome!

Full and happy, your gide will reccommend you the best places for an aperitivo, a coffee (when in Italy...) or perhaps a beer?

Highlights

  • 4 hour guided walking tour through two of Rome's most beautiful and bohemian neighbourhoods: Testaccio and Trastevere.
  • Several Food and Drink samples included.
  • Try behind Rome's most traditional dishes as well as their most modern twists.
  • Learn tips about where and what to eat to make the most of your stay in the city (and avoid the tourist traps)
  • Ample time to explore the neighbourhood's most famous sights , such as the Pyramid, Non Catholic cemetery and Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Small group sizes mean we can get into those authentic spots where the Romans really eat.
     

Route

  1. Rome